Navy Day will be celebrated in many countries in different dates. Several nations observe or have observed a Navy Day to recognize their navy.
Navy day in India is observed on December 4 , 1971 every year to celebrate the achievements and role of the naval force to the country.
December 4 was chosen as on that day in 1971, during Operation Trident, the Indian Navy sank four Pakistani vessels including PNS Khaibar, killing hundreds of Pakistani Navy personnel. On the day, those killed in the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971 are also remembered.
During the days leading up to Navy Day, during Navy Week and the days prior to that, various events take place such as an open sea swimming competition, ships are open for visitors and school children,
The events also comprises of veteran sailors lunch, performances by the Naval Symphonic Orchestra, an Indian Navy Inter School Quiz Competition is being organised, a Navy Half Marathon as well as an air display for school children and the beating retreat and tattoo ceremonies happen.